Temporary secondment to the Joint Agency Task Force
27 September 2013
Vice Chief of the Defence Force, Air Marshal Mark Binskin, has been temporarily seconded to the Department of Immigration and Border Protection while the Commander of the Joint Agency Task Force, Lieutenant General Angus Campbell, is absent on long standing and pre-approved leave.
The Chief of the Defence Force, General David Hurley, is responsible for ensuring that appropriate arrangements are in place to establish and manage the Joint Agency Task Force responsible for implementing Operation SOVEREIGN BORDERS.
General Hurley has appointed Air Marshal Binskin to act as Commander of the Joint Agency Task Force for two weeks from Saturday 28 September until Sunday 13 October 2013.
Under the direction of the Minister for Immigration and Border Protection, the Joint Agency Task Force is the single point of authority responsible for drawing together all government agencies directly involved in maintaining Australia's border security.
The temporary secondment will allow the Joint Agency Task Force to continue its operations without interruption.
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